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John C. Huang, Ph.D, PE
The International Building Code has been adopted by 47 states and the District of Columbia as of May 2006. This course highlights the structural provisions contained in Chapter 16 of the 2003 International Building Code, and is designed to help structural engineers get familiar with the latest building code requirements. The course materials are based on the 2003 IBC Chapter 16 - Structural Design (you must have a copy of the IBC 2003 (or IBC 2000) and ASCE 7-02 (or ASCE 7-98) for this course). Detailed sample gravity and lateral load calculations for a two-story building are presented, which include both simplified seismic load analysis procedure and the equivalent lateral force procedure for comparison purpose. Useful tips and valuable observations are also provided within the sample calculations along with the computed results from a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. In addition, detailed answers are provided to some of the frequently asked questions, including the major changes from the IBC 2000 to the IBC 2003. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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